PV resident, son of Vietnam POW, helps honor fallen Olathe soldier with special awards hardware

Prairie Village resident Marvin Mastin, left, is helping create the prize plaques for this weekend's Spencer Duncan Make it Count 5K.
Prairie Village resident Marvin Mastin, left, is helping create the prize plaques for this weekend’s Spencer Duncan Make it Count 5K.

As the son of a soldier who served in Vietnam and was a prisoner of war for six years, veterans’ issues have been close to Prairie Village resident Marvin Mastin for years.

This weekend, Mastin and his family will be helping honor the legacy of another veteran. Mastin’s father Ronald will be flying into town from Atlanta to run in the fifth annual Spencer C. Duncan Make it Count 5K at the New Century Airport in Gardner. Marvin will be running as well. And if all goes according to plan, the avid father-and-son runners are hoping to be able to take home some of the special hardware that Mastin’s company Dimensional Innovations is producing.